If you keep up with Apple news, you’ve probably already heard that the MacBook Pro 2016 will reportedly be released on the last quarter of the year. This is all well and good, but what if your laptop has broken down and you need to replace it ASAP? What if you can’t wait for Apple’s soon-to-be-released laptop?
Well, there’s no need to fret since there are several MacBook Pro 2016 alternatives you can explore. These include:
Microsoft Surface Book
The Microsoft Surface Book is on this list not to ignite the decades-old Apple-Microsoft rivalry but because it has lots of firepower to offer. Its 13.5-inch PixelSense Display has a resolution of 3,000 x 2,000, while its battery can last for 12 hours on a single charge. You can choose between two processor options — 6th Gen Intel i5 or i7 — and select among a range of storage options (128GB, 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB). If this isn’t enough, don’t worry since you can expand the memory through the microSD card slot.
Dell XPS 15
If you need a large, powerful laptop, you won’t go wrong with the Dell XPS 15. It has a 15.6-inch screen that’s available in two variants: a cheaper 1080p display and a more expensive 4K Ultra HD screen. Whichever display you choose, you’ll end up with a powerful computer that has an Intel Skylake chipset, an NVIDIA GTX 960M GPU, and 16GB of RAM. Dell states that the XPS 15’s battery can last all day on a single charge, although this obviously depends on your usage. To be on the safe side, the laptop comes with the Dell Power Companion, a portable charger that can extend its battery life and ensure you finish your work without the device dying on you.
Vaio Z Flip
Vaio has been known for its excellent laptops, and it has stayed true to its nature with the Z Flip. It will impress you with its aluminum and UD carbon body that’s designed to be durable and long-lasting along with its miniature motherboard, which is paired with an advanced cooling solution along with an avant-garde component placement design to create a compact but high-performance laptop. With its Intel Core i7 processor and Intel Iris Graphics 550, along with its touchscreen-capable display and flip design, you’ll get to do a lot more with the Vaio Z Flip.
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga
You’ll be awed by the ability of the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga to flip itself into various angles, but it doesn’t stop there. It’s made of carbon fiber hybrid and weighs only 1.27 kg (or 2.8 lbs), making it the lightest and thinnest 14-inch laptop that has 2-in-1 capability. It has also been tested against military specs, so you’re sure that it can withstand daily life and won’t easily break apart. With an Intel Core i7 vPro processor, an Intel HD Graphics 520 GPU, 16 GB DDR3, and 512 GB SSD storage, the ThinkPad X1 Yoga can accept most of the tasks you’ll throw at it.
These are a few of the MacBook Pro 2016 alternatives on the market. Learn more about these devices to see if they’re the right option for you.